West Glamorgan Archive Service

Calvert Richard Jones Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD CRJ

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Calvert Richard Jones Estate Papers

Short title: Jones, Calvert Richard, estate papers

Dates of creation: 1544-1869

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 91 items

Name of creator(s): Calvert Richard Jones


Administrative and biographical history: There were three men called Calvert Richard Jones, grandfather, father and son. The grandfather (who died in 1781) inherited estates which were formerly the property of the Herbert family of Plas-newydd, Swansea, through his wife Elizabeth (nee Allen) which included valuable housing and building land in the town of Swansea, and a considerable area in surrounding parishes. His son married Prudence, widow of Rawleigh Mansel in 1801 and around the same time purchased a newly built house called Veranda in the vicinity of Sketty Hall, Swansea. It was here that his son the third Calvert Richard Jones grew up. He became an accomplished artist, and with Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock Abbey and John Dillwyn Llewellyn, was to take some of the earliest photographs in Wales in the 1840s. A substantial landowner and local rector, he died in 1877 in Bath.


Scope and content: Deeds and leases of properties in and near Swansea, 1544-1817; legal papers; 1769-1806, financial records, 1716-1840; and correspondence, 1791-1869.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by record type

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archvie Service have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Related units of description: Further papers relating to the Calvert Richard Jones Estate are at the West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Z 371/3 and D/D Xge 32.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Catalogue of Calvert Richard Jones Estate Papers

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: April 2002



Calvert Richard Jones Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Deeds | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Herbert family, of Plas-newydd

Herbert family, of Swansea

Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877

Corporate names

Calvert Richard Jones Estate (Wales)